About the Virtual Exhibition and the Collection

In this exhibition, American scholar and conservationist Bron Taylor outlines the history of Earth First!, the best known of the so-called “radical environmental” groups. His story offers an insightful and unique look at the radical environmental movement and its evolution. This exhibition has arisen out of Taylor’s article written for the Environment & Society Portal, “Radical Environmentalism’s Print History: From Earth First! to Wild Earth.”



The Earth First! Movement Writings collection was compiled by Bron Taylor, who generously donated the hard copies of this print history to the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. The collection includes the journals Earth First! Journal, Wild Earth, ALARM, and Live Wild or Die, as well as ephemera from the movement, such as newsletters, catalogs, poetry, primers, and calls for action. Most of the items are now available as full-text searchable PDFs in the Environment & Society Portal.

We thank Dave Foreman, Daily Planet Publishing, and the EF! Journal Collective for permission to digitally archive and publish Earth First! on the Environment & Society Portal, and Dave Foreman for permission to digitally archive and publish Wild EarthALARM refers to itself as “@nticopyright and @ntiprofit,” and is used courtesy of Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle. Live Wild Or Die! carries an anticopyright statement and encourages readers to reproduce the zine freely. Please click on an individual item to view its rights status.  

The Rachel Carson Center’s Environment & Society Portal makes archival materials openly accessible for purposes of research and education. Views expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Rachel Carson Center or its partners.

About the Author

Bron Taylor is professor of religion and environmental ethics at the University of Florida, where in 2002 he was recruited to develop a graduate program in Religion and Nature, and was appointed as the Samuel S. Hill Ethics Professor. His research focuses on the affective and spiritual dimensions, and political impacts, of grassroots environmental movements around the world, as well as upon the complex relationships between human beings, their religions, and the environments they inhabit. He has led or participated in a number of international initiatives promoting the conservation of biological and cultural diversity. He also edited the award-winning Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and subsequently founded the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and its affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which he edits. 

Bron Taylor

How to Cite

Taylor, Bron. “Radical Environmentalism’s Print History: From Earth First! to Wild Earth.” Environment & Society Portal, Virtual Exhibitions 2018, no. 1. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7988.

ISSN 2198-7696
Environment & Society Portal, Virtual Exhibitions.